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Celebrate queer art, music, and vintage toys this weekend

Feminism! Queer art! Great music! What more can you ask for? It’s time to get some culture in your body during the last weekend of the month. Go to an album launch, see some contemporary art, and maybe experience a swap meet for the first time. No harm in going out for once, right?

Queer Arts Festival 2019: HimagSining

Are you ready for this one-day queer pop up art festival? Maybe that description is a recipe for a tongue twister. But don’t lie to us, we know that got you excited. HimagSining, presented by Metro Manila Pride, will be held at Cinematheque Manila this March 30. Expect contemporary art celebrating queer identity including burlesque shows, music, zines, films, panel discussion galore, and much much more. Our friends Effy Elmubarak, Trisha ‘O Bannon, and Christian King will be doing something special during the event. Better watch out for these talented folks!

Shirebound and Busking ALBUM Launch

This singer/songwriter has been breaking our hearts way before the I’m Drunk, I Love You OST. This Friday, he’s launching For Princesses, By Thieves O Mga Awit Ng Hiraya Para Sa Guni-Guning Sinta at Route 196. Ang Bandang Shirley, Oh, Flamingo,  Munimuni, and other talented acts will also join him. Get ready for some folk tunes that will either take you to a serene place or will get you too emotional to function. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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National Swap Meet: Summer Edition 2019

Meticulous nerds, vintage connoisseurs, and traders unite! It’s that time for the annual National Swap Meet. Expect to get some good finds by bartering without mercy. If you’re looking for some rare action figures, a lost vinyl record from your childhood, or some cards to fill up your trading card collection, you might just find them here. The swap meet will happen at Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall throughout the weekend.

Natural Ingredients 003 : Mow’s

If you haven’t kept an eye on this touring collective, you’re missing out. These fearless, experimental music vagabonds are here to take you on a strange musical journey. With a great lineup consisting of similarobjects, LUSTBASS, rhxanders, Hernandez Brothers, and LIKE ANIMALS, this is one of a kind gig experience. Are you ready for the tropical grooves? Because we are.

Weman: We Rise Vol 3.

Cap off Women’s Month right by attending this all-women gig. On their third gig leg, WEMAN PH is holding “WEMAN: WE RISE Vol. 3.” Expect some live performances, DJ sets, live art, dance performances, merch, and hell, even a piercing booth!  And guess what? There’s an open jam, an open dance cipher, and the entrance is a free-for-all. Happy Women’s Month indeed!

Art by Renz Mart Reyes


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